TROY — James Frost, M.D., was remembered as a man of great compassion and integrity with a love for family, colleagues, and his patients during the Sept. 28 dedication of a memorial bench in the garden near the UVMC entrance.
The bench, bought with donations in his memory, bears the following notation for those who pass and possibly choose to stop to rest for a few minutes: “A life that touched others goes on forever.”
Dr. Frost, who passed away in September 2015, was a radiologist who served more than 33 years for UVMC and its patients.
“Jim loved this hospital. He was so thrilled to be a part of it from the ground up,” his wife, Judy Frost, said.
Becky Rice, UVMC president and CEO, worked with Dr. Frost for many years. She called him a “wonderful leader” as a member of the medical staff, its executive committee and the UVMC board.
“He was also a calming force in our chaotic day in imaging. No matter how crazy the day would get, how busy it would be Jim was always level-headed,” said Michael Gelbart, M.D., a fellow radiologist.
“Jim told me to value everyday with your family. In our busy lives it is sometimes easy to forget Jim’s message, so every day when I am leaving … I walk by Jim’s office and I look in there and remember what Jim said to me. I go home and hug my kids and my wife.”
The Rev. Lisa Baker, UVMC chaplain, asked in prayer for the memorial bench to serve as a “place of peace.”